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Grandmother's Love Letters

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My Grandmother's Love Letters

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"In the loose girdle of soft rain."
Part Three: Poetry: Page 295 This specific line created a lovely visual of someone loosening their belt to see how much rain they can catch in their pants. This line is an example of a metaphor as well as personification. I believe the author is trying to ask how much room will there be for memoirs. He compares the rain to a loosened belt allowing room for growth. "And liable to melt as snow."
Part Three: Poetry: Page 296

This specific line emphasis how fragile the letters are that have been pressed. It is an example of a simile. I started to think about how frail paper can get over decades of time, such as the Declaration of Independence . You don't want to touch it because you're afraid it might break in your hand.
"Are your fingers long enough to play
Old keys that are but echoes:
Is the silence strong enough
To carry back the music to its source
And back to you again
As though to her?"
Part Three: Poetry: Page 296 This grouping of words to me is the strongest metaphor in the entire piece. The author is trying to make a comparison between old and young and understanding each other. The author suggests that the person remembering must delve deep into the mind. This reminds me of when my grandmother sang to me as a little girl and me trying to remember how the song went to share with my daughter. Would the song mean the same to my...

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